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262 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE.
Jno. Darracott, Anthony Olver,
George Duddell, Edward Collins,
George Hucksett, John Walker,
Jno. Bearman, Wm. Oliver,
Robt. Bayly, Henry Browne.
Jno. Birch, John Sanders,
Geo. Cornish, Tho. Sickodby,
Paul Brickforde, Marke Cullum,
George Ebbery, Nath. Tingcombe,
Hugh Arbuthnott, James Jollie,
Jno. Chaplin, Robt. Read,
James Mettrain, Tho. Bagwell,
Tho. Baker, Edward Foy,
Edw 4 Tomlin, Abr. Lewis,
Joshua Whiting, Jno. Gilbert.
Having Rec'd from his Excl'y this petition, read and Con-
sidered ye same, wee do agree with his Exct'ys permission to
Take these Ships under our Convoy according to ye Masters'
Examined $ Jos* Moore,
Wil. Robertson. Matt. Treat,
From its Formation in 1776 to the End of the Eighteenth
Century, et seq.
From the records of the clerks office, by C. B. Bryant, Martinsville, Va.
The first court held for Henry county was on 20 April, 1778,
and composed of Edmund Lyne, Abraham Penn, Peter Saun-
ders and George Waller, Justices.
Five commissioners were appointed to view the center of the
county or the most convenientest place thereto for fixing the
HENRY COUNTY, VA. 263
Daniel Carlan qualified as Captain of Militia.
John Salmon qualified as Sheriff.
Matthew Small, 2nd Lieutenant under Thomas Henderson,
took the oath.
May. — The commissioners made report that the land of Henry
Barksdale is the most convenientest place for establishing the
courthouse, and the court concured to the same.
Commissioners appointed to let the building a courthouse,
Prison, Stocks & Pillory; said Prison to be 20 feet by 16, and
double loggs 12 inches square, a chimney in the middle of brick
or stone, a fire place in each room, shingled roof, the joyst to be
covered with loggs 12 inches square, a window in each room
with iron grates, double doors with substancial locks. Also the
courthouse 24 by 20 feet, with hewed or sawed logs, 10 feet
pitch, with boarded roof planked above and below, with a pair
of steps, and a Barr and benches, with a window in each side
and a door in each side.
Elizabeth Cooper came into court and made oath that John
Boiling, of Henry county, is the lawful heir of William Boiling,
deceased, who went from the said county into the Continental
service and there died.
Oct. — Hayner Morgan, Esqr., produced commission from the
Governor to practise law as an attorney, & took the oath.
License granted Mordecai Hord to keep an ordinary at his
License granted Brice Martin to keep an ordinary at this
Abraham Penn is appointed Lieutenant Colonel in the room
of Edmund Lyne, resigned.
James Lyon is appointed Major in the room of Abraham
1779, March. — Eliphaz Shelton appointed Captain in the room
of James Lyon, Stephen Lyon, first Lieut., Wm. Halbert, 2nd
Lieut., & David Rogers, Ensign.
License is granted John Marr to keep an ordinary at his house.
Peter Saunders is allowed ^25 for necessaries found Mary
Lawrence, wife of John Lawrence, who is in the Continental
VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE.
Thomas Smith produced a commission appointing him Cap-
tain of the Militia in this county.
John Davis produced commission appointing him 2nd Lieut,
in Thomas Smith's company.
Peter Harris produced a commission appointing him Ensign
in Thos. Henderson's company.
Swinfield Hill is appointed Captain of the militia in the room
of Ed. Shurt.
Thomas Haile is appointed Captain in the room of Peter Var-
deman, Thomas Jones, first Lieut., Jos. Jones, 2nd Lieut., &
John Murphy, Ensign.
The County Levy is made.
To the Clerk his annual Salary,
To the Sheriff " . .
To Ro. Williams as act'g Atto, for Com'wlth,
To John Davis for one old Wolf's head,
To the Clerk for attending 7 called courts,
To Do. for two Record Books for Clerk's office,
To Do. for Press
To Do. for a copy of the list of Tythes,
To James Lyon for one wolf's head,
To Thomas Henderson for one wolf's head,
To Ro. Williams for attending called court,
To Do. for going after witnesses,
To the Sheriff for attending 5 called courts,
To John Salmon, per account,
To Henry Dillion, Jr., for guarding one day,
To John Crouch ' ' 2 days,
To John Dillion " 3
To Anthony Smith " 1
To John Briscoe " 1 "
To George Waller " 2
To John Pursell, " 2
To William Dillion " 1
To John Newman " 1 "
To Stanwix Hord " 2
To Wm. Graves for 3 Levies over paid last year,
To James Anthony " "
HENRY COUNTY. VA.
To Daniel Ross for guarding 4 days
To John Dickerson, per account,
To Do. for record book for Surveyor's office,
To Hezekiah Salmon for 8 days attendance,
To George Hairston, as per account,
To Hugh Woods for 3 young Wolves' heads,
To same for 7 " " .
To Thomas Hale for 1 Tythe over paid last year
To Thomas Gof for 1 Do. , .
To James Poteat for 1 Do. , .
To Brice Marten for 5 Do. ,
To John Pace for 7 days guarding John Gordon,
To Josiah Carter for apprehending same,
To Daniel Richardson for damage done Horse in
conveying same to Public Jail, .
To Jos. Bradberry for damage to saddle in same,
To Burwell Reeves for one old wolf's head,
To Jos. Bradberry for 1 day as guard,
To Jonathan Davis 1
To Samuel Patterson 1
To William Ryan 1
To William Rowland 1
To Abraham Franklin 1
To Brice Martin for maintaining prisoner 13 days,
To George Lawson guarding same 10 days,
To Michael Rowland maintaining same 17 days,
To William McCraw guarding same 1 day,
To Josiah Carter, ' ' 2 days,
To Baines Carter,- " 5 "
To Sam' 1 Monday, " 2 "
To John Barker " 7 "
To Hugh Woods for going after witnesses,
To a Depositum for the use of the county,
To the Shff. 6 pr. cent for collecting 34,198,
By 1,340 Tythables at 27 lb Tob° pr. poll,
266 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE.
George Waller & Jonn Salmon appointed to let the building
of a Prison, Stocks & Pillory.
License granted John & Baldin Rowland to keep ordinary.
David Lanier is appointed to furnish Elizabeth Cooper, wife
of Thomas Cooper, who is in the Continental service, with forty
pounds worth of provisions, and that the same be certified to
the Auditor of Public Accounts.
It appearing that Benjamin Hensley served as a Lieut, in the
Virginia Batallion in the year 1760, the same is certified to the
Register of the Land office.
Abraham Penn is appointed Escheator for this county.
1779, Aug. — Patrick Henry, Hugh Innes, Archilaus Hughes,
Robert Hairston, Edmund Lyne, Abraham Penn, John Salmon,
James Lyon, Robert Woods, Jesse Heard, Jonathan Hanby,
Peter Saunders, William Tunstall, George Waller, Frederick
Reeves, William Cook, Thomas Henderson, John Fontaine,
Henry Lyne, John Dillard, John Marr & William Letcher are
recommended to His Excellency, the Governor, as proper per-
sons to serve in the Commission of the Peace for this county.
Abraham Penn, Esqr., is appointed Burser for this county to
receive all fines & forfeitures due to the commonwealth in this
1779, Oct. — Ordered that Alice Blair, wife of Joseph Blair,
who is in the Continental service, be allowed twelve pounds cur-
rent money for her support.
Ordered that Robert Holliday be allowed thirteen pounds for
necessaries found Robert Hodges, whose sons are in the Conti-
John Wells is appointed Captain in the room of Brice Mar-
tin's company in Leatherwood, George Reynolds, first Lieut.,
Matthew Wells, 2d Lieut. , Reuben Nance, Ensign.
License is granted Brice Martin to keep an ordinary at this
Henry Lyne & Thomas Threlkild are appointed commission-
ers for the Grain Tax.
License granted Josiah Shaw to keep an ordinary.
License granted Mordecai Hord to keep an ordinary.
(to be continued)